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Thursday, 23 November 2023, Ciaran Donaghy, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Executive, CIEH
In this collaborative endeavour, our policy professionals draw upon the expert knowledge of our members to craft accessible and impactful narratives which resonate powerfully across a variety of platforms and audiences. It is a privilege to sit at the nexus of this dynamic collaboration as we steer the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) towards a promising, influential future.
CIEH policy development bears fruit through constant and active collaboration between the CIEH Policy and Campaigns team and our expert Advisory Panels made up of subject matter experts in the fields of Housing, Food, Environmental Protection and Health and Safety.
Our recent journey with our Advisory Panels has produced some outstanding collaborative milestones:
We are currently revitalising the operation of our Advisory Panels, with a focus on empowering members to have a more substantial role in directing policy development. This is a step towards fostering a more inclusive and responsive approach to policy formulation, one that actively integrates the diverse insights and experiences of our members.
As part of this new approach, we are actively recruiting members to join two new Advisory Panels focusing on Public Health and Port Health. Members interested in joining either of these panels can apply online. While we are actively recruiting for these two panels, we will also review applications for the four existing panels on an ongoing basis, so please do not hesitate to submit an application.
We want to hear from our diverse membership body, encompassing student members, new members, Chartered professionals, and retired members. Your voices are not just valuable but vital in shaping our current and future policy direction. We are committed to ensuring that each member feels heard and can significantly influence our policy trajectory. We are especially interested in hearing from members in our devolved nations to ensure the views of members in both Wales and Northern Ireland are represented within CIEH.
Our Policy and Campaigns team is brimming with excitement to continue deploying our skills in crafting even more opportunities for our members to voice their perspectives and influence policymakers. We are keen to raise awareness of the vital role played by Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) in safeguarding public health, thereby fostering a broader appreciation of our members' indispensable contributions.
As we envision a future marked by mutual growth and respect, I am eager to cultivate a space where our members' technical expertise harmonises perfectly with the strategic insights of our policy professionals. Together, we weave a rich tapestry of collaboration that promises a safer, cleaner, healthier environment for everyone.